Jackson Square Stuffed/Baked Flounder

Why depend on the kindness of strangers, when you can cook this recipe from A Streetcar Named Delicious by Todd Michael St. Pierre?


  • ½ c chopped celery
  • ½ chopped green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 ½ c moistened cubes of bread
  • ½ lb chopped boiled shrimp
  • ½ lb crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne powder to taste
  • 4 medium sized flounders, or other fish of your choice


Saute celery, onion, and garlic in ½ stick butter over low heat. Add bread, shrimp, crab meat, parsley and egg; mix well. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Split thick side of flounder, lengthwise and crosswise and loosen meat from bone of fish to form pocket for stuffing. Brush well with melted butter; salt and pepper, and stuff pocket.

To bake:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt remaining ½ stick butter in a shallow baking pan. Place fish in pan; do not overlap. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until fish flakes very easily with a fork. Remove cover; bake another 5 minutes.

Serves 4

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